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Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 5

By Squawka NFL

Published: 20:50, 6 October 2021

The Detroit Lions (0-4) are an underdog by a touchdown as they attempt to halt a four-game slide in a matchup against the Minnesota Vikings (1-3) on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The contest has a point total of 50.

Vikings vs Lions predictions

Computer predictions for Vikings vs Lions
ATS Total Score prediction
Vikings (-7) Under (50) Vikings 35 Lions 14

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Vikings Recent Betting Insights

  • Over its last three games, Minnesota has two wins against the spread, and is 1-2 overall.
  • In its past three games, Minnesota has hit the over once.
  • The Vikings total over the last three games is 2.5 points more than the 50 total given for this matchup.

Lions recent betting insights

  • In its past three contests, Detroit has one win against the spread, and is 0-3 overall.
  • In its past three contests, Detroit has gone over the total once.
  • The Lions total over the last three games is 2.7 points fewer than the 50 total given for this matchup.

Vikings vs Lions head-to-head

Minnesota has an edge against Detroit in the last five meetings between these two teams, collecting a 5-0 record in those games. The Vikings and Lions are tied 1-1 against the spread in those games while going over the total both times. Minnesota put up 160 points in those five outings compared to Detroit’s 101.

Vikings vs Lions betting odds

Vikings vs Lions Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Vikings -7 -115 -105 50 -110 -110

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Vikings vs Lions betting insights

Vikings trends

  • Minnesota has covered the spread two times this season (2-2-0).
  • This season, Minnesota’s games have hit the over twice.
  • This year, the Vikings put up 6.3 fewer points per game (23.5) than the Lions allow (29.8).
  • Minnesota is 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall this season when the team notches more than 29.8 points.
  • The Vikings collect only 1.2 more yards per game (382.5), than the Lions give up per matchup (381.3).
  • In games that Minnesota totals over 381.3 yards, the team is 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall.

Lions trends

  • Detroit has covered the spread two times this season (2-2-0).
  • In games they have played as 7-point underdogs or more, the Lions have an ATS record of 2-1.
  • Detroit’s games have gone over the total twice this season.
  • This season the Lions rack up just 2.7 fewer points per game (20.3) than the Vikings give up (23.0).
  • The Lions average 37.2 fewer yards per game (351.8) than the Vikings give up (389.0).

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Vikings and Lions
Vikings Stats Lions
283.0 Pass yards 275.0
278.5 Pass yards against 267.5
112.3 Rush yards 101.8
135.5 Rush yards against 132.8
0 Turnover differential -1

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Player betting tips

Vikings top players

  • This year Kirk Cousins has 1,121 passing yards (280.3 yards per game) while going 108-for-157 (68.8%) and tossing nine touchdowns with one interception.
  • Cousins has had a passing touchdown in all four games this year, with multiple passing TDs in three of them.
  • Dalvin Cook has racked up a team-high 226 rushing yards (56.5 per game) and one touchdown. He has tacked on 10 receptions for 70 yards .
  • Cook has rushed for a touchdown once this season in four games played.
  • Justin Jefferson has 26 catches (on 37 targets) and leads the team with 338 receiving yards (84.5 per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • In three of four games this season, Jefferson has had a receiving touchdown. But he has not had a game with multiple receiving TDs.

Lions top players

  • Jared Goff has 1,100 passing yards (275.0 per game) with a 68.3% completion percentage (110-for-161), throwing for seven touchdowns with two interceptions. He also has 72 rushing yards on 11 carries.
  • Jamaal Williams has picked up a team-high 187 rushing yards (46.8 per game) and scored two touchdowns. He has tacked on 13 catches for 93 yards .
  • D’Andre Swift has run for 139 yards on 41 carries (34.8 yards per game), with one rushing touchdown. Swift also figures heavily in the passing game, catching 23 passes for a team-high 199 (49.8 per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • This year T.J. Hockenson has 22 receptions for a team-high 215 yards (53.8 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Kalif Raymond is averaging 45.5 receiving yards per game, racking up 14 receptions (22 targets) for 182 yards and two touchdowns.

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